Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Gospel and Compassionate Care for Global AIDS Crisis

The following statistics are taken from the book, “The Skeptics Guide to the Global AIDS Crisis”

1. “Nine out of ten children living with AIDS are African.” (page 11)

2. “By 2010, it is estimated that there will be 25 million AIDS orphans in the World. (page 17)

3. “Nearly 6000 young people, between the ages of 15 and 25, are infected every day.” (page 19)

4. “In African countries, studies estimate that between 19 percent and 53 percent of all government health employee deaths are caused by AIDS.” (page 21)

5. “Sub-Saharan Africa is home to just 10 percent of the world’s population and more than two-thirds of all people living with HIV.” (page 35)

6. “India has the largest number of people living with HIV outside of South Africa ― 5.1 million.” (page 53)

As a team, ACTION continues to emphasize the needs resulting from the AIDS pandemic in Africa and India. We are trusting God for many additional missionaries to serve in Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and India. ACTION is making a special effort through our AIDS & Orphan Crisis Care & Evangelism Ministry to reach as many as possible with the Gospel and compassionate care.

Statistics taken from “The Skeptics Guide to the Global AIDS Crisis
by Dale Hanson Bourke, Authentic Publishing

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